Hayride Autumn Ale | Baxter Brewing Co.

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Hayride Autumn AleHayride Autumn Ale

Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
As days get shorter and sleeves get longer, Baxter Brewing releases its fall seasonal, Hayride Autumn Ale. A generous portion of two rye malts give the beer a full body, bready flavor, and subtle spiciness; while toasted malts provide a touch of sweetness and a rich, almost reddish hue. New Zealand Pacifica and Pacific Jade hops balance Hayride’s maltiness and suggest notes of oranges and tropical fruit. Finally, we cold-condition the beer on oak, with light additions of ginger, black pepper, and orange peel, bringing out the spiciness of the rye and rounding out the soft sweetness of the beer. Hayride will give a touch of warmth for those cool fall nights, while remaining deliciously drinkable.

Added by BeerKangaroo on 09-09-2012

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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Photo of Cory_nich
4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time Hayride drinker. Fresh off the tap it was great. Looking forward to the rest of the fall with Hayride by my side (or.... In my glass)

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4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HamdenHector
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; deep bronze in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a splotchy cap; very little lacing;

S: ginger, black pepper, and orange rind; a hint of oak;

T: follows the nose initially, but the oak comes on strong from the middle through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: nice complex flavor and aroma; the wood gives the impression of a higher ABV;

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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can n to a dfh snifter

A: a nice slightly browned bet with a finger of slightly tanned head that recedes nicley and leaves a decent lacing.

S: oak, and rye, a nice tropical fruit hop aroma, passion fruit, light mango, perhaps some of that aroma is coming from the orange peel. This brew does not smell overly spicy which is what I was afraid of.

T: very nice blend of rye and trip oak fruit hop deliciousness, the oak adds a nice roundness and I feel like the peppercorn deffinatly comes in on the finish and in the aftertaste... There seems to be a bit of caramel on there.. The only ingredient that I don't really get is the ginger, which is ok with me... A lot going on but it all works very well

M: medium body with a bit of creamyness, moderate carbonation and dry on finish, as mentioned above there is definite pepper in the finish... I like it though .

O: I really enjoyed this beer, this is a great fall rye ipa, nice body and warmth, complexity and balance, defiantly give this one a go.

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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can @ Duckfat: This one pours a cloudy, amber color. There was a large frothy tan head on it. Almost no lacing. It has a nice nose. Spice, pine and rye notes. The taste is very good. Rye, spice, hint of pine. Perhaps a touch of orange and ginger. A touch bitter. Very Nice!

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Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 184 ratings.
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